September 19, 2018

Cayman Islands: 2018 CTO Tourism HR Conference – keynote speaker announcement

9th CTO Human Resources Conference Theme: “Building a Resilient, High-performing and Sustainable Caribbean Tourism Workforce for Global Competitiveness” Dates: 28 – 30 November, 2018 (Media advisory will be sent) Location: Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (18 Sept. 2018) – Claudia Coenjaerts, director of the International Labour Organization (ILO) decent work team and office […]

Cayman Islands Insurance Managers award more scholarships

George Town, Grand Cayman, 18 September, 2018 The Insurance Managers Association Cayman (IMAC) continues to support Caymanian students with a highly successful scholarship fund that has assisted 48 students since its inception. The IMAC Educational Scholarship Fund was formed in 1994 by insurance managers and industry service providers. The fund has raised over US$3.9 million […]

China strikes $60 billion of US goods in widening trade war

From Newsmax China announced it will take retaliatory tariff action against $60 billion of U.S. goods, sharply escalating the trade war as the Trump administration considers imposing duties on virtually all Chinese imports. China’s retaliatory tariffs, ranging from 5 percent to 10 percent on more than 5,000 items, will take effect on Sept. 24, China’s […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

  NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below articles and notices Managing Trademark Assets Europe heads to London on 28 January Managing Trademark Assets Europe 2019 Hear how in-house counsel are cost-effectively managing trademark portfolios World Trademark Review (WTR) is delighted to announce that Managing Trademark Assets Europe will be heading to […]

Premier speaks on Cayman Islands’ e-Government leadership at Barbados conference

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin travelled to Barbados over the weekend to speak at the ‘Central Bank Meets Blockchain’ Conference about the on-going successes of the Cayman Islands in its continuing work to improve e-Government services and embrace digital technologies and industries. Mr. McLaughlin will join a number of other distinguished […]

Republic Financial Holdings seeking majority share in Cayman National

By Sasha Harrinanan From NewsDay tt Republic Bank TT (Barbados) Ltd (RBTTBL) – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Republic Financial Holdings Ltd (RFHL) –  is one step closer to possibly becoming the majority shareholder of Cayman National Corporation Ltd (Cayman National) – the largest financial services company based in the Cayman Islands. RFHL yesterday announced that […]

Bad financial planning blamed for business failures

BY NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life A new study by the Washington, D.C.-based Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says bad financial planning is responsible for failure of creative entrepreneurships in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB said on Thursday that about 70 percent of creative entrepreneurships fail because of bad financial planning, lack of […]

Caribbean can look beyond UK market

By Lyndon Mukasa From Voice online UK The future of the Caribbean’s trade relationship with Britain post-Brexit still remains uncertain. But could trade with other developing nations be the answer for the region? In the latest of a series looking at the impact of Brexit IN MY article Will Brexit be good for the Caribbean? […]

Statement by the Cayman Islands Government on Support for the UK’s National Crime Agency

From The Office of the Premier of the Cayman Islands GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – In reference to articles reporting the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency’s (NCA’s) comment that it “struggles” to get data from the Cayman Islands, there is absolutely no merit to Mr. Toon’s allegation. His complaint is a gross misrepresentation of a […]

UK frustrated by Cayman Islands silence on money laundering

By Steve Swann from BBC British law enforcement officers fighting money laundering are being frustrated by a lack of co-operation by the authorities in the Cayman Islands. The National Crime Agency said it was “asking for information we don’t get”. It says it has also significantly stepped up efforts to seize dirty Russian money coming […]